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Old 09-09-2017, 12:18 PM   #1
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Queen Rv mattress to Residential pillow top

We changed out our Rv queen mattress to a residential pillow top mattress. I could carry the rv queen with one hand it was so light. It took the wife and I to carry the residential queen in. Granted the residential was about 3-4 inches longer but it still gave us lots of room at the foot of the bed. The problem we did have was the shocks under the bed would no longer hold the mattress up while we pack things under the bed. After some research I found out the shock is a 20" 80lbs shock. So I looked around and found a direct replacement that was 150lbs. It worked like a charm and it was only 30 for both shocks. Now it holds up the residential pillow top and lets us get things out or put things under the bed.

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Old 09-09-2017, 08:48 PM   #2
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We have a Trump mattress, it sleeps better than our mattress at home
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I also upgraded to the "full" queen mattress. But I used a sleep number so it is light enough that the shocks still worked.

Is your mattress stiff enough that it doesn't hang down where it is not supported?
I added 6" of plywood under mine to support the full length
(once the hatch is closed then the mattress barely sticks past the wood)
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Lenny;

Can you tell me where you got the heavier duty shock. We are using the stock mattress with a heavy down featherbed, which is great for sleeping, but just ripped out the hinges and pulled the shocks out. Thanks.
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Lenny;

Can you tell me where you got the heavier duty shock. We are using the stock mattress with a heavy down featherbed, which is great for sleeping, but just ripped out the hinges and pulled the shocks out. Thanks.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These are 240lb hold (2X120) they come in different strenghts.
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Our Columbus several years ago came with a Serta Trump Series. After our first camping trip on that we went to the mattress store and bought one for home.
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You're not supposed to say "Trump" on this site. To political, forbidden. Read the TOS.
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I bought mine at newegg. I deal with them for computer parts and when it pulled up for the shocks I pulled the trigger. They come in a pair and for 30.00.


https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...9SIAAR73ZW4602
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These are 240lb hold (2X120) they come in different strenghts.
Thanks. That is what I went with. Funny, the difference between the 100# and the 120# on Amazon is 10 cents, but an 80# is $10 more.

One last quick question. Are the mounting brackets compatible, i.e. I only need to replace the struts?
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Thanks. That is what I went with. Funny, the difference between the 100# and the 120# on Amazon is 10 cents, but an 80# is $10 more.

One last quick question. Are the mounting brackets compatible, i.e. I only need to replace the struts?
That's all I did, just get the same length. I think the 20" worked for me. They will not compress easily by hand, just open the bed, remove the old, install the new without compression and close the bed. Easy Peasy..
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